Facebook Lite is officially offered by Facebook Meta for users who have low-end devices with slow or minimum mobile data or Wi-Fi connection. It is an incredible substitution for the official app while taking only 250 kilobytes on the storage of your device. Currently, social media is performing an important role along with print media. We can get updates about our favorite fields i.e. sports, news, entertainment, and a lot of others.
Facebook may be the most used app around the world. You can get information about everything on Facebook. You can add people from different countries or languages to your friend list and enhance your identity level. But, Facebook is a heavy app that requires a large space on your device along with a strong Wi-Fi connection or fast mobile data.
Facebook Lite was introduced by the official developers to resolve the issue specifically for regions with hardly available internet connection. Here you need not compromise on features as it loads the data faster and gives quick access to your timeline. Get more while spending less is the motto of Facebook Lite.
What is Facebook Lite?
Facebook is a light version officially developed by Meta Platforms. INC. belongs to the Social category while offering features of lifestyle and social life. It is freeware and you can download it on Android devices with Gingerbread 2.3 or higher versions. The app with 2MB size occupies very little storage and consumes very few resources of your device. It is designed for slow or old-version devices using slow networks even 2G. Instead of being lightweight in size, the app offers all important features such as posting, liking, commenting, viewing, and adding friends to your ‘Friend List’.
No doubt, it is the best alternative option for Facebook which requires big resources of your storage and a strong internet connection. It basically designed for developing countries where internet connection is not so good. The main screen is quite different from the official app while the basic tabs such as News, Feed, Friends Request, Messages, Notifications, Search, and Options are the same.
How to Use Facebook Lite?
The app is simple and easy to use. When you complete the installation process, go to the main screen, and you will find two options; Sign in or log in. You need to create your account and enter your email address as well as your phone number. You can add your profile picture and username also, and tap on the login button. The app asks for permission for accessing your device such as the gallery, phone contacts, photos, and so on. Simply tap on the ‘Allow’ button. A confirmation email will be received by you, simply click on ‘Verify my account’ and complete the activation process by entering the code sent by developers. All the process is done and you are free to enter your new entertaining world.
Open the main screen, you will find a little different interface with all same features including News Feed, Friends Request, Messages, Videos, Notifications, and Options. The main menu and search bar are on the top of the screen, text and buttons are smaller that the official one. A combination of white cards over gray background is quite similar to Facebook. Same as Notification panel offers small features and low-resolution profile pictures. We can say, it is built with some cuts for working properly with low-end devices with low RAM and CPU as well.
Features of Facebook Lite
Facebook Lite offers all features of Facebook reliably. It has become one of the most popular social media app. here we are mentioning some important features of the app;
The app with its lightweight size easily and quickly downloads and installs on your device. It takes very small storage, but offers big performance, as you it loads photos and other updates very quickly.
Freeware & Lightweight
Facebook Lite is a freeware app to offers all the basic features of Facebook to you free of charge. No doubt, it is redesigned of Facebook for areas with low connection and old version devices. It is lightweight with a tiny size without consuming many resources.
Privacy & Security
The app makes your personal information foolproof. It doesn’t ask for multiple permissions, but only some important permission is required only, instead of regular Facebook app permissions that are considered invasive. The invasive permissions of the app include using biometric hardware, changing audio settings, using Google Play billing services, linking with Bluetooth, and so on. You can verify your privacy settings to make your privacy-protective.
A built-in messaging system is also part of the app, but now you can download a separate app name Messenger Lite for chatting with your contacts. It enables you to send messages and share your documents, photos, or videos also. You can use several stickers and emojis to make your conversation unique and attractive.
Go Beyond your Community
Facebook Lite just like its predecessor offers an unlimited friend list including people near you and people from all around the world also. You can follow celebrities related to your favorite field i.e. sports, movie stars, or others to know about their current activities. It also enables you to follow different brands to keep yourself updated about new lifestyles or trends.
Enhance your Business
The app offers a specific marketplace for different categories of businesses. So people come and display their products and services. As we know, it is used by millions of people and online shopping now become an easy way of getting your accessories to your doorstep. So you can easily display your products with complete detail and get a lot of profit while making customers satisfied with your conversation.
Improve your Mental Capabilities
Post your feelings or quotations on your timeline a get a lot of praise from your friends. It helps to improve your capabilities and makes you a favorite and popular personality in your community. You can get likes, comments, and reactions from your readers a lot.
Post your Story
The story is another interesting feature that enables the users to upload their photos, images, or any literary lines on your story. It will disappear after 24 hours, but you can enhance the duration by up to 3 days also.
Create Groups Pages
Group Pages can be created for multiple tasks such as you can create a page to grow up your business, literary pages are also created, cooking pages, learning of different skills, political pages, entertainment, and so on. You can create a page and invite people to join you and express their feelings in their posts, or give comments about your creativity.
Add your Profile Photo
You can make changes using the Settings of the app such as you can add your profile photo, and cover photo, and modifying your bio easily.
The app offers an in-built calendar feature to make your connection strong. You can set your important meetings, events, birthdays of your loved ones, marriage ceremonies, and so on. It will feel you free of forgetting any event and save you from creating any misunderstanding between you and your loved ones.
The app offers unlimited information about any current event. Simply go to your timeline and get updates on any current event, no matter what type it as you can know about football or cricket world cup detail, any misfortune incident if occur, or updates about the coming movie, or political event.
If you are fed up with the News Feed option of watching the same news, simply switch to the Watch List option and watch videos on different topics. It will give you relaxation of mind. As we know regular app has an auto-refreshing feature. Anytime you open the app, it will refresh quickly, but you will find a separate option for refreshing your News Feed in Facebook Lite.
We can say the app is a battery saver as it drains very low battery because of its lightweight size. It also has no auto-running of videos option, you need to click on the video to open it, otherwise, skip it. This feature also protects your battery from draining.
Simply enable the option from the Settings of the app, and get notifications about any new activity on your timeline. It will inform you if any of your friends upload a new post or story, someone comments or like your already uploaded post, and so on.
No doubt, the app can’t share large content, as you can do with regular apps or other such social media platforms. But, you are capable of sharing your photos, video clips, or documents with your friends and family easily.
Use Fantastic Stickers
The Messaging option offers different amazing and unique stickers as well as emojis for you to make your conversation impressive and easy. Now, no need of typing long sentences to express your feelings or show your excitement or sadness. Simply select a related emoji and hit Send option. It will do the entire work.
How to Download and Install Facebook Lite?
The app is an official client of Facebook that was redesigned for developing countries where internet connection is not so good. So you can download it from Google Play Store, but if you want to download it without using Google Account, it is also possible; you need to follow the given steps;
- Download the APK file of Facebook Lite from given ‘Download’ button given on the page.
- Open your device, head to the Settings option, and click on the Security option.
- Select ‘Unknown Sources’ from the Security option and click it to enable it. It will allow third-party installation.
- Go to your device’s File Manager to locate the download APK file of the app.
- Tap to open the file and click on the ‘Install’ button.
- Wait for completing the installation process.
- You are ready to use the app.
How to Create Facebook Lite Account
- On completing the installation process, click on the icon of the app to launch it.
- Click on the ‘create new account’ option and press the ‘Next’ button.
- Enter your personal information i.e. username, phone number, and email address.
- Input your date of birth and the name of your city if you like.
- The next option is the select gender.
- Enter your password and click on the ‘Sign in’ option.
- Verify your phone number or email address by entering the received digit code in the confirmation section.
- Everything is ready and waiting for you to move and enjoy.
Pros of Facebook Lite
- It is lightweight and takes a very small place on the storage of your device. The tiny-sized app consumes very low resources.
- The interface is a little different from the regular app while offering the same features.
- Fast and quick loading of content.
- Integrated with any type of internet connection even with a poor connection.
Cons of Facebook Lite
- The interface is outdated and requires some improvements.
- It has not separate Watch List and you can watch videos on your News Feed only.
- The image quality resolution is poor.
You can remove automatically added contacts on your app by tapping the hamburger icon from the top-right corner to go to the Settings option. Click ‘Imported Contacts’ to select Contacts and click on Delete All and remove all contacts from your list.
Tap on the Share option from below the post and select the option from the drop-down menu where you want to share the post.
Facebook Lite has not any official version for PC or Mac, but you can download it using a mobile emulator.
Yes, you can change it by tapping on to profile icon>Edit Profile>Edit your About Info>Gender and selecting your gender.
Facebook Lite is a mobile-friendly as well as internet-friendly app with lightweight and freeware capabilities. It works the same as the regular app and offers a hassle-free process of staying connected with your community. FB Lite is lightweight but works faster and loads content on your News Feed very quickly. It saves your battery life and gives you all important features such as communication, fun, and business deals. No doubt, a tiny-sized app with large performance enables you to get rid of getting stuck on your mobile because of its heavy size.